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The Look I Want Now: Classic American Sportswear For July 4

I may not be the most patriotic individual, but there’s nothing I love more than classic American sportswear. So to celebrate the birth of our great nation (I sound like Stephen Colbert today), I’m giving a nod to the house of Lauren, Ralph Lauren that is. Have a slice of watermelon, that mayonnaise-y potato salad stuff, watch some fireworks—and make sure you’re also celebrating our unique contribution to the international fashion universe.

 

 

Rugby's not really an American sport but the rusty blue color has a kind of “I’ve been wearing this shirt since before you were born” heritage feeling that seems very hardworking America to me.

 

Rugby shirt, $150, Bandofoutsiders.com

 

Even if you’re more a spectator than actual horse rider, you can look the part. And let’s be honest, these are far too nice to dirty up in the saddle anyways. Wear them with denim, trousers, or even dresses.

 

Calfskin Ankle Boot, $695, Ralphlauren.com


A bit part of Classic America has to do with sitting outside at night during the summer watching the (fill in the blank here: sky, fireworks, Ellie Goulding's concert). This summer sweater fits fantastically well; I always bring one to throw on over my cutoffs when the sun sets.

 

Shrunken Cableknit Sweater, $60, J.Crew.com

 

If you are on a boat in the middle of the ocean and you don’t feel like you’re in a Ralph Lauren ad—it’s probably because you’re not wearing a pair of aviators. I’m over the oversize pairs and more interested in ones that actually fit my face.

 

Rayban aviator small metal glasses, $99, ray-ban.com


Nothing says USA like denim. We made it the awesome global fabric it is today. You’re welcome, world! I’m into high- waisted pairs at the moment, worn with tucked in chambray. I don’t know why it's called the “Canadian tuxedo,” so I coined my own term: the Joutfit (jean + outfit).

 

Coaster cargo shorts, $69.50, Madewell.com


Happy holidays from all of us at Lucky! What are you wearing this long weekend?

 

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